When she was 20-years old, Sheila Bennett never imagined that one day, she might hold a college degree—let alone a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Sheila did not finish high school, but rather, got married and went to work in a yarn mill at 16. Yet, it was always a goal of hers to become a nurse. “I never wanted to be anything else, but it took a few years to get there,” she says. After befriending a woman at work who was pursuing the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) credential, Sheila took a leap of faith and decided to chase her dream. She became an LPN in 1980 and a Registered Nurse in 1984.
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